Sunday, October 24, 2010

November New Album Releases

Here is how November is looking for new album releases, it's probably the most exciting month for releases so far.

November 1/8

Cheryl Cole - Messy Little Raindrops. Hot on the heels of her second chart topper "Promise This" Cheryl Cole releases her anticipated follow-up to last year's 3 Words. I didn't like that album much, but this one is shaping up to be a better body of work--featuring collabs with Dizzee Rascal and Travie McCoy.

Ciara - Basic Instinct. The R&B singer's fourth album, following up to the wide underpeformance of last year's Fantasy Ride. It hasn't spawned any hits yet--lead single "Ride" peaked #42, quite a bit off the #10 peak of "Love Sex Magic" from Fantasy Ride.

Good Charlotte - Cardiology. Punk band Good Charlotte unleash their fifth album, preceded by lead single "Like It's Her Birthday" which became their third big hit in Australia.

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You. Preparing us for the holidays is Mariah Carey's second Christmas collection, which includes an updated version of her own "All I Want for Christmas is You" and four original songs including the fun new single "Oh Santa!"

Ne-Yo - Libra Scale. R&B singer Ne-Yo seems to cutting from the same Year of the Gentleman shtick for his fourth album Libra Scale, which has already landed him a third UK chart topper in the UK with "Beautiful Monster" however no American hit yet.

Jay Sean - Freeze Time. British singer Jay Sean isn't an albums artist, it's been the singles ("Eyes on You," "Ride It," "Down") that have made his last three records and this doesn't look like this one's going to be any different, lead single "2012" will probably one of few highlights.

James Blunt - Some Kind of Trouble. Third album from English singer James Blunt, preceded by spirited new single "Stay the Night" (I admit, I did think it was a Mariah Carey cover before I listened).

Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr Rager. Kid Cudi's follow-up to last years critically successful debut. It's landed him his second top 40 in the US with "Erase Me" featuring Kayne West.

Susan Boyle - The Gift. Follow-up to last years' best-seller I Dreamed a Dream. It's SuBo's first Christmas album.

November 15/22

Rihanna - Loud. The Barbadian singer's follow-up to last years' dark fourth album Rated R. It's promises to be a more upbeat and dance-driven set. Featuring collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights Nicki Minaj, Drake and Eminem.

Nelly - 5.0. Rapper Nelly's fifth album has a pretty good set-up so far, with lead single "Just a Dream" having scored him his first big hit in the US years and is looking to do the same in the UK today.

Shayne Ward - Obsession. It's been 3 years since X Factor winner Shayne's Ward's moderately successful sophomore album Breathless. Lead single from his forthcoming third album; cover of Nickleback's "Gotta Be Somebody" is out November 7.

P!nk - The Greatest Hits... So Far!!! It's P!nk's first greatest hits set. Features three new tracks including new single "Raise Your Glass."

McFly - Above the Noise. Fifth album from Britsh band McFly. Preceded by lead single "Party Girl" which landed the band another top UK top 10.

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. For his fifth album, Kanye West returns to hip-hop leaving the auto-tune driven sonic of 808s & Heartbreak behind. I'm really excited for this. The three singles ("Power," "Runaway and "Monster") have been fantastic. I hear there's a 35 minute movie accompanied with "Runaway."

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday. Another release I'm pretty stoked for is American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album Pink Friday, which capitalizes on the two years of hype from her oceans and oceans of features, showcasing her animated rapping-style on pop, R&B and hip-hop heavyweight's tracks such as Will.I.am, Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Lil Wayne and Drake.

Take That - Progress. Take That's sixth album is their first album since their reformation to feature Robbie Williams. Lead single "The Flood" is out November 14, only a week before they go head-to-head with JLS for the top spot on the UK Albums Chart.

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. It's the American rock band's first album since 2006's acclaimed The Black Parade.

JLS - Outta This World. Second album.

November 29 (Subject to change)

The Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning*
Duffy - Endlessly*
Kelly Rowland - Kelly Rowland

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